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The Best Ways to Heat a Swimming Pool In The Winter Months

​Owning a swimming pool in an area of the country or the world that has a winter season, you may think your swimming season is limited. However, there are options available that will help you heat your pool in the winter months or extend your season, even during those cold winter months...

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Here’s How To Winterize Your Above-Ground Pool In 11 Steps

​In today's post you're going to finally learn how to properly winterize your above-ground pool ...In 11 EASY steps. Remember: closing your pool correctly for the winter and freezing temperatures could be the most important thing you do as a pool owner for your pool's health and longevity...

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Ask the expert: When is it time to close my pool?

​Did you know closing your pool too early can be a bad thing? There are different factors that dictate when you should close your pool, ranging from water temperature to the amount of foliage that may get into your pool. Many say the standard is to open your pool early and close your pool late...

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How to Close Your Swimming Pool for the Season

​When you close your swimming pool for the winter season is largely dependent on your local weather and location. As a rule of thumb, it is usually time to close your pool when daytime temperatures consistently drop below 70°F. Most seasonal pool owners will close...

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New Pool Owner’s Ultimate Pool Basics Guide

​One thing we would suggest to every new pool owner is to get familiar with pool basics. This doesn’t mean you have to fix or even maintain your own pool; there are plenty of pros out there who can take care of that for you. But trust us, ignorance is NOT bliss when it comes to swimming pools...

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Chlorine Shortage Poses Pool Health Crisis Before July 4th

June 30 , 2021 -- Just ahead of Independence Day, a nationwide chlorine shortage is putting a damper on summer plans for backyard pool owners and community aquatic centers across the country...

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50 Beautiful Swimming Pool Designs

There's a swimming pool for every outdoor space–even long, narrow side yards or smack-dab-in-the-middle courtyards. From sleek, modern masterpieces to Mediterranean escapes to private waterparks to natural pools, we've found every size, style, design, and type of pool you can imagine...

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10 Pool Maintenance Tips

Keeping your pool sparkling clean doesn't have to be as cumbersome as you might think. All pools are different, and so are their maintenance needs. However, they all share one commonality: The secret to pristine pool health is regular, routine care...

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How to Open a Pool

Winter is over, and spring is finally here. Temperatures are rising. The sun is shining. A dip in the pool sounds pretty good right about now. But don’t dive in quite yet! If your pool has been closed all winter, you’ll need to do a little prep work to get your pool ready...

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The Best Pool Trends We Expect to See in the Future – 2021 Review

Gone are the days when swim-up bars and flashy glass completed the look of a swimming pool. Pool owners today are looking for a minimalistic and refined design with more functionalities and attractive themes. In fact, the swimming pool industry is...

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Winter Pool Maintenance

This article talks about winter pool maintenance tips, and advice for which problems you should be watching for with your swimming pool over the winter season. If you live in an area that does not get cold enough to worry about water...

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Winter Pool Safety Tips

It is true – more accidents happen around the pool during the warmer summer months. However, serious tragedies can and do occur during the off-season, in both warm-weather sunbelt pools and in frozen northern pools...

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Should I Drain My Pool For The Winter?

Asking "Should I drain my pool for the winter?" seems like an innocent enough question, however as a pool and spa expert a question like this is not a terribly good sign. The answer to this question about whether you should drain your pool...

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Start Planning Your 2021 Swimming Pool Project

Have you always dreamed of owning a swimming pool? What’s prevented you from taking the, ahem, plunge? If you’re curious about what it takes to become a swimming pool owner and how you can even get the process started, here are some of the steps you need to take to move toward pool ownership...

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Ultimate Pool Planning Guide: 11 Things to Consider Before Installing an Inground Pool

Like many, you’re probably dreaming about having your own swimming pool in your backyard. After all, it is an amazing thing to be able to go swimming whenever you want. No more public pools. People often call us up asking when we can bring one of our fiberglass pools and put it in the ground...

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Room For A Pool: The True Cost Of The Backyard Of Your Dreams

Of all the seemingly innocuous, misleading phrases that real estate agents sprinkle into their listings copy, “room for a pool” is the one that always sends me into a spiral. It implies that luxurious pool house living is just a snap of the fingers away for whoever buys this home. Sometimes, the language goes even further and makes it seem like it’s actually a benefit that there is no pool, because...

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9 Good Reasons Why You Should Get in the Pool

A few years back, United States Masters Swimming issued a press release reminding those with active lifestyles that swimming can be a "rigorous, effective fitness workout—and be fun in the process." While this may seem obvious to habitual swimmers, there are athletes out there who think pools are strictly child's play or summer fun. There is also a widely circulated fallacy that swimming is not an effective form of weight loss....

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Pool maintenance tips for the start of spring

Winter is finally ending, and summer is on its way. If your home features a pool, now is the time to complete any maintenance that needs to be done before warm weather hits. Pools can be a fun addition to any house, but they require a sizable amount of handiwork to remain in top shape. Winter can be particularly hard on a pool, so take time this spring to get everything in working order.

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Robotic Pool Cleaners For Non Stop Cleaning – What Are These And Do They Work?

Robotic pool cleaners are very popular today. They can seem like the impossible cleaners but actually, they are very smart tools that every pool owning home needs to have. They aren't just good for minor jobs but for major jobs too and everyone who owns one of these will surely love them. To be honest, automatic or robotic pool cleaners are very simple machines for thousands of people that have a pool in their backyard. So, what are these robotic pool cleaners and more importantly how do they work?...

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Using Your Pool During Winter

Thinking of using your pool during winter? This post explains everything from freeze prevention to pool heating. Swimming during the winter season is tranquility by definition — as lightly chilled gusts of winds float across the pool surface, you lay at ease, enveloped in the soothing warm embrace of heated water. ...

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5 Benefits of a Solar Pool Heater

Looking for an efficient and easy way to heat your swimming pool? A solar heater can extend your swimming time and save on energy costs. Here are five reasons that solar heating is perfect for any pool...

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10 Off Season Pool Care Tips

Unfortunately, the responsibilities of pool ownership don't end when swimming season does! It's important to continue caring for your pool during the off-season (fall, winter, and early spring) to ensure a successful and clean opening.…

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How to Know if You Need a New Pool Liner

A vinyl pool liner typically lasts eight to 12 years with proper maintenance and care, and many pool liners don't show any signs of wear for much of this time. Over time, however, the weather and pool chemicals cause the liner to deteriorate…

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How to pick the perfect pool size for your family

As you suffer through another scorching summer, do you dream about your kids laughing and splashing in a backyard pool? Most likely, you decide the time is right to invest in a pool. After all, nothing is as refreshing for you and your family as a sparkling pool on a sweltering day. But, before the backhoe arrives in your yard, there's a lot to know about which pool size is the perfect fit for your outdoor space. Also, a new pool is a big investment, so you want to consider which swim pool size fits your budget.…

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10 Ways Owning a Pool Will Change Your Home, Health, and Happiness

1. Create a 'Staycation'

This is a word that has gained popularity since the early 2000s, mainly as a result of 9/11. Simply put, people are traveling less and spending more time at home. And as we all know, the more we find enjoyment through staying home, the more money we save on the natural expenses that come with any type of travel…

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10 Smart Reasons to Cover a Swimming Pool

Although you keep your swimming pool clean and maintain the equipment, getting a cover for that pool will cut down on energy use and costs, evaporation, and save you time. It's just one of those things that, sooner or later, you're going to have to buy.

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